Quirky 1.0 released

Finally, we have an official release of Quirky!

Announcement and release notes here:

Download links here:

At the time of posting this blog announcement, I have just finished uploading to ibiblio.org, and the files may not have propagated through to the mirrors yet.

The Quirky 1.0 live-CD is 106MB and has all the apps that you expect in any "normal" Puppy -- with the added bonuses of the Nvidia Xorg driver and ability to play a wider range of multimedia files. Have fun!

Quirky home page:

Forum thread for feedback:

Posted on 5 May 2010, 8:44


Posted on 5 May 2010, 11:22 by broomdodger
quirky help page
Sharp 300MHz/64MB
Not enough to run SeaMonkey, downloaded elinks, it works great, writing with it.

elinks opens the quirky help page, the file shortcutkeys.htm is missing.

On first start sda1 generic icon, after changing dock prefs and mounting sda1 the custon icon shows.

Posted on 5 May 2010, 16:20 by BarryK
zombie keys
'shortcutkeys.hrm' is in the PET package 'seamonkey_addon_zombiekeys', not included in Quirky 1.0. You can find this PET in the 'puppy-woof' repo.

Posted on 5 May 2010, 16:49 by Terryphi
Great release
Thanks for a great release, Barry! So far everything tested is working fine for me. For the first time on upgrade my locale settings has been saved not overwritten. Excellent!

Posted on 5 May 2010, 17:15 by Ian
Quirky 1
Downloaded & CD'd, works on AMD + 2G RAM.
I'll try other lesser machines later.

Posted on 7 May 2010, 19:23 by The Schoolux Project
Thanks from Dar Es Salaam
Dear Barry.

This distro was just exactly what i have been waiting for. It resolved my three major isues.

1) My EpiValley CDMA USB just WORKS. Neither Ubuntu or any of the others big distros runs a this device with such a logical and simple setup. To me this is the number one challenge, the issue of mobile connectivity and its not been really o easy so far. I note that the mobile data part was mentioned as the first "new" thing and it was not disappointing.

2) My weird screen resolution, 1280x800, did not work in any of the big distros, except for Mandriva, but Mandriva could not run the modem. Quercy supports my weird hardware better than the big distros.

3) With just 106mb it fits into my project as a carrier. The GPRS, 3G and CDMA support makes it a really hot candidate for our project in SubSahara Africa, as that is the primary way to access internet in the region. The all together first impression and usage of it was amazing.

Thumbs up for Quirky...